I went to A&E early in the morning yesterday with severe pain in my abdomen. Within the last month I have had three instances of severe abdominal pain occurring within a few hours after eating. The latest episode was much worse than the others and is what led to me going to hospital. I ended up being admitted and staying in hospital overnight. I'm currently living at home with my parents, which is fortunate as my dad was able to drive me to the hospital. If i was on my own I would have had no option but to call an ambulance. I had multiple tests done at hospital including blood test, ECG and CT scan. I also had a drip inserted in my arm. The first doctor I saw in A&E said I had slightly elevated amylase levels and high liver enzyme levels from the blood sample that was taken from my arm. I don't recall him saying the name of which enzymes were high - he just said they were high. I later had an abdominal CT scan after being admitted, which came back normal. The doctor who came with my results said I would not need an operation. The scan showed no signs of injury or disease. Gallstones were ruled out. She also said it could be an infection or inflammation of the liver causing the pain. In the morning another doctor came and said I could be discharged as the pain had subsided. He said they don't know for sure what is causing the pain. They are sending me for further tests as an outpatient. I think I am being sent to see a hepatology specialist in a few weeks.
I am 26 and otherwise healthy. I've never been to hospital before as a patient until yesterday. I also don't drink alcohol or smoke. Does anyone know what can cause abnormally high liver enzyme levels in someone under 30 who doesn't drink alcohol? I'm quite worried at the moment. I'm worried about the excruciating pain returning and also that this might be the start of a long road of problems.